PDCCC Grows Dual Enrollment Program

Paul D. Camp Community College has seen an 81 percent increase in the number of students taking dual enrollment classes from the 2014-15 academic year to the 2015-16 academic year.
 
“There has been an increase in interest in the general education certificate, and career and technical education opportunities for students,” said Dual Enrollment Coordinator Jeanette Pellegrin.
 
The Dual Enrollment Program provides the opportunity for high school students to earn college credits while working toward their high school diploma. This includes completing a degree or certificate if they choose to go that route.
 
PDCCC has seen an increase in the number of dual enrollment graduates as well. The college graduated 41 dual enrollment students from four high schools on May 13 compared to the 18 who graduated with a degree or certificate last year in 2015.
 
“Our partnerships with the high schools are growing because we share the goal of education for skills relevant in today’s workforce,” said Dr. Tara Atkins-Brady, vice president for academic and student development.
 
This concept also aligns with Virginia’s Community Colleges’ goal of “Complete 2021,” a strategic plan that aims to triple credentials awarded annually by 2021. One area of focus in this initiative is preparing graduates for employability in the regional workforce.
 
The following students are among the dual enrollment students graduating from PDCCC with a degree and/or certificate:
 
Lakeland High School

  • Bryan Austin Branch –General Education Certificate
  • Emily Foster –Gen. Ed. Certificate
  • Cierra Tyrae Gilmore -AA&S Degree General Studies & Gen. E.d Certificate
  • Maya Lavallais- AA&S Degree General Studies & Gen. Ed. Certificate
  • Paula Kristal Steward -AA&S Degree General Studies & Gen. Ed. Certificate

Southampton High School

  • Ayanna Khaliah Barham-Career Studies Certificates (CSC) Early Childhood Education, Advanced Early Childhood
  • Megan Blaire Beale –Gen. Ed. Certificate
  • Keisha Branch –Gen. Ed. Certificate
  • Morgan Layne Bunn -CSC Early Childhood Education, Advanced Early Childhood
  • Jade Banty- CSC Plate Welding
  • Tyler K. Burgess – CSC Plate Welding
  • Travis Carr -CSC Plate Welding
  • Zachary Cobb – CSC Plate Welding
  • Natori Alexus Flythe -CSC Early Childhood Education, Advanced Early Childhood
  • Kayla N. Forrest -CSC Early Childhood Education, Advanced Early Childhood
  • Sarah Elizabeth Giorgi -CSC Early Childhood Education, Advanced Early Childhood
  • Robert Hawkins Jr. – CSC Plate Welding
  • Marissa Ann Haydu-Gen. Ed. Certificate
  • Darius Hill – CSC Plate Welding
  • Zakilya Lashay Holden -CSC Early Childhood Education, Advanced Early Childhood
  • Cole Jarrett- CSC Plate Welding
  • Bradley Jernigan- CSC Plate Welding
  • Madison N. Jones-CSC Early Childhood Education, Advanced Early Childhood
  • Dennis Maddrey- CSC Plate Welding
  • Danielle Rhea Moore-CSC Early Childhood Education, Advanced Early Childhood
  • James A. Peden Jr. – CSC Plate Welding
  • Wilbert Ridley-Gen. Ed. Certificate
  • Blake Anthony Rose- CSC Plate Welding
  • Markel Jámay Smith – AA&S Degree General Studies & Gen. Ed. Certificate
  • Courtney Dalton Vinson-CSC Early Childhood Education, Advanced Early Childhood
  • Noah J Williams-Gen. Ed. Certificate

Franklin High School

  • Cedric Goodwin-CSC HVAC
  • Miguel Jimenez Jr. -CSC HVAC
  • Brenna Neal-CSC HVAC
  • Ryan Powell-CSC HVAC
  • Kiana Nicole Reid- Gen. E. Certificate
  • Jack Sykes-CSC HVAC
  • Brandon Reid Blythe- CSC Plate Welding
  • Latrina Veronica Cross- CSC Plate Welding
  • Qur`an Shamere’ Newsome- CSC Plate Welding

HOME SCHOOL

  • Raven Victoria Shields-AA&S Degree General Studies & Gen. Ed. Certificate

 
For more information about dual enrollment, contact PDCCC’s Dual Enrollment Coordinator Jeanette Pellegrin at 757-569-6081 or jpellegrin@pdc.edu. Visit the college’s website at www.pdc.edu.